I made a sale! Yesterday I said goodbye to one of my personal favorite paintings. This particular painting was one of a series I called “Modern Petroglyphs” and was started back in 2010, and stopped around 2012. It was also one of those rare paintings (and many of you artists know what I am talking about) that I can still look at and not be embarrassed about or wince every time I glance at it. In fact..I like it! Glad to see it going to a good home.
In addition to the sale, I was also commissioned to make another painting for the same patron (and friend)
Here is the work that sold. Love working in this highly textured manner.
I have gone through several style changes and experimental periods in my life as an artist. Some of the changes and impulses to experiment came from the need to explore, and those shifts in attitude have brought pure joy..for the most part. There are those darker moments of change that I later realized were an avoidance strategy. Making art that I thought would get the most praise or financial gain would ultimately leave me depressed and full of self doubt.
To me, working in a way that mirrors those early fearless childhood attempts at making art, is the most productive and satisfying. Honesty in my work has always paid off. In my latest works, I have conjured, the best I can, the sparkle and magic of early life wonderment and imagination about nature. Giving myself license to play and be amazed at the miraculous gift of life.
Grazing, 20″ x 16″ acrylic and collage on canvas